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About the author:
After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas to become a professional poker player. He turned to writing when his first novel, THE TAKE, was picked up by a publisher in 2009.
His second book, SETUP ON FRONT STREET, was the first of a series of Key West Nocturnes, standalone noir novels. These books will lift the veil on Key West and reveal it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami.
THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA is the second book in that set. The third, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is now available and the fourth, THE GUNS OF MIAMI, will be coming out in 2013.
Mike has also introduced the Jack Barnett/Las Vegas series, about a reluctant ex-private investigator living in Sin City, USA. The first entry in that series, a novelette called TEMPTATION TOWN, is now available. The second installment, HARD CASH, is coming soon.
Mike also has a collection of short stories, BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL. In addition, his stories have been published in A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Powder Burn Flash, Slow Trains, and The Wizards Of Words 2009 Anthology.
In December, 2010, Mike moved back to Key West, where he enjoys year-round island living.
"The ghost of Mike Hammer moves through these pages, as Dennis nicely executes several unexpected twists and turns..." -- JONATHAN WOODS, author of Bad Juju & Other Tales Of Madness And Mayhem
"Fans of Elmore Leonard should find Mike Dennis an author worth watching - and worth reading." -- BOOKSANDPALS.com
"His writing is tight, to the point, like a line drawing." -- NOIR JOURNAL
Jack Barnett has had it with the private eye business. They took his license away in LA, and fearing criminal prosecution, he split town in the middle of the night and headed for Las Vegas, where anyone can become anonymous.
He swears off the business, but his money runs low and when a man offers him $5000 to find his missing daughter who has disappeared into the sex trade of Las Vegas, he agrees. He soon wishes he hadn't when the haunting memory of a woman from his past gets in the way.
TEMPTATION TOWN is a novelette, about 12,000 words, the first of the Jack Barnett series from Mike Dennis. Set in the steaming underbelly of Las Vegas, these tales of a reluctant ex-private investigator drag the reader down the darkest streets of Sin City, USA, a town in constant need of fresh blood for its own survival.
- Publication Date:
- 1467973297 / 9781467973298
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.06" x 7.81"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled